Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The unsolicited abortion stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form. Though not all women regret their abortions, these stories demonstrate that countless women do.
"It’s really f—ing hard. Just when you think it’s getting easier, it’s not. It’s a decision you make for the rest of your life. Which you don’t really realize in the moment. You feel like the whole world is against you, like there’s no one really there at your side, especially at a young age. Ya, this “boy” is ready to step up to the challenge despite all his fears. However he…"
Location: Cohasset, MA
Date: August 17, 2017
"I grew up in a conservative Christian home where babies were looked at as blessings and Pro-life was the only option. After college, when I was 22 years-old, I found myself pregnant and at the end of a very bad relationship. The baby’s father had just gotten out of the military and had PTSD. He also was on drugs and not in the right mindset to be a father. When I told my boyfriend that I was…"
Location: Hartville, Ohio
Date: August 15, 2017
"There are so many thoughts inside my head, but most of the time, even now, I feel like I'm not able to find the right words to explain this pain. PLEASE! PLEASE, DON'T DO IT! Ladies and girls out there, PLEASE DON'T! It was the 22nd of February, 2016. That day I died with my baby. I was all alone. From the first moment until the end. I didn't want to upset my family and it was wrong. Ladies,…"
Date: August 8, 2017
"I'm sitting here crying my eyes out right now; it's happening quite a lot lately. I am the mother of two amazing children and every day I am grateful to God that I was given a chance to be a mother. I felt for so long that I would never have children because I didn't deserve to have them. I should have been punished for what I’d done. I had an abortion 11 years ago. This is something I rushed…"
Location: Birmingham, UK
Date: August 2, 2017
"In March of this year I found out I was pregnant. I had no clue what I was going to do. The father instantly freaked. First, because we were not together. Second, he said he was not financially stable enough for another child. He already had two of his own. My office manager at work instantly asked if I was going to keep it. That never even crossed my mind. I was more worried about telling my…"
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: July 31, 2017
"I got an abortion eight days ago. It was the biggest mistake I will ever make. When I found out I was pregnant, too much was going on in my life. I was in an abusive relationship, I knew a child shouldn't grow up around parents like that. I have serious Stockholm syndrome. I was also financially struggling since my partner doesn’t work and I went from making $800 a week to only $80. My family…"
Location: New York
Date: July 30, 2017
"I had an abortion in April of last year. I had an abortion because my boyfriend told me a baby would destroy his life. I had an abortion because he said I had manipulated him. I had an abortion because my mother said I had to have an abortion—because the man’s decision is crucial, and it’s important that both partners want the child. I had an abortion because my mother told me it would…"
Date: July 22, 2017
"I had been flirting with my workmate for a little over a year. Then in February, we had unplanned sex a few times. In about three weeks, I discovered I was pregnant. I did not expect it since my period is irregular, and I had been with my ex-boyfriend for a long time and never once got gotten pregnant. Well, I started to really like my workmate, or so I thought. He was Moslem and I am a Christian,…"
Date: May 14, 2017
"I was 21 when I found out I was pregnant. It turns out I got pregnant on New Year’s Eve. What usually is a young person’s favourite night turned into one of my worst. I was terrified and scared but when I found out it was there, even though It was three weeks or under, I loved it from that very moment. Until I told its Dad. I knew I should’ve waited, but I felt wrong holding it away from…"
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: May 13, 2017
"February 28th, 2017. That's the day my baby was to be born, or so I was told. Back in July of last year, I found out I was pregnant. I won't deny that I was terrified or that I had made the mistake of my life. I still remember the sound of my baby's heartbeat; it made me want to get the baby out of that ultrasound screen so bad. I honestly had never felt such love. I told my then-boyfriend about…"
Location: Belice City, Belize
Date: May 12, 2017
"I have had two abortions. My first was about 11 years ago. I had started dating an old friend after a break up with my then 2-year old's father; it was a rebound relationship. We weren't together long when I became pregnant. He was a sweet guy, but after I found out I was pregnant, I decided that he wasn't who I wanted to be with. I had already had two children by two different men, and the youngest…"
Date: May 10, 2017
"I'm 29, and I have two beautiful boys. The youngest turned one on April 11, and the oldest just turned four on May 5th. I am very against abortion, but my youngest has a genetic disease called Pompe Disease which is a muscle disease that he inherited through both myself and my husband. There is no cure for this disease, and he will be disabled for the rest of his life. I found out we were pregnant…"
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Date: May 10, 2017
"I was 16 the first time I got pregnant. The guy was engaged to me previous to that, but when he and his mom found out there was only one option—abortion. I didn't think it through; I didn't process the emotions at all. I ended up hating that guy. Two years later I was working two jobs and was pregnant less than a month when I found out. I had a boyfriend I really loved, but I was young and…"
Date: May 9, 2017
"It is your choice, just like it was mine. DON'T DO IT! I regret it! I am angry with myself! Every day is painful. I put my lover through so much pain, and he was the only one begging me not to do it. Every reason I told myself I needed to do it now sounds like a pitiful excuse. We are both healthy. We don't have allot of money, but we could've made it work. The three kids that I do have would've…"
Date: May 3, 2017
"I was 20 when I discovered that I was pregnant. I thought I had a bad stomach bug and doctors couldn't really tell what was wrong with me. In the end, I was told that it was because I was pregnant. I was five weeks. I didn't know what to do. It was heartbreaking; my parents were definitely going to kill me, especially my father. My boyfriend was scared. There were so many odds against me having…"
Location: South Africa
Date: April 23, 2017